Category: Broadway
The Art of Designing Black Hair for the Stage
By JEN GUSHUE
Tuesday, March 12, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Mar 12, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How Cookie Jordan brings talent and cultural knowledge to her work --- Looking at Cookie Jordan's extensive New York City stage credits, it seems like she's the go-to hair and wig designer for productions with predominantly black casts. After all, her résumé includes Eclipsed, Once on This Island, Choir Boy, An Octoroon, Fairview, Sugar...
The Recipe Behind the Scrumptious Set for 'The Cake'
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Monday, March 04, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Mar 4, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tony-winning scenic designer John Lee Beatty dishes on his decades-long collaboration with Manhattan Theatre Club --- On April 26, 2019, John Lee Beatty will receive the Robert L. B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design at the TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards. Read our press release for more information. Scenic designer John Lee Beatty...
We Need More Nuanced Depictions of Black Women on Stage
By KELUNDRA SMITH
Friday, March 01, 2019  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Fri Mar 1, 2019  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
An African-American critic calls for an end to endless suffering --- As a theatre critic, I see wide variety of shows about a multitude of subjects. But as a black woman, I am constantly confronted by the fact that the art form I adore often does not honor the experiences of people who look like me. Of the dozens of shows I've seen over the past six...
Your Broadway Spring Preview! 2019 Edition
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, February 01, 2019  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
Fri Feb 1, 2019  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
A guide to 16 upcoming productions The Broadway season is about to kick into high gear with 14 new shows opening between now and the end of April, plus two big summer entries. Highlights include buzzed-about musicalizations of the movies Beetlejuice, Tootsie and Moulin Rouge; revivals of Oklahoma! and Kiss Me Kate; stars getting steamy in Burn This...
Giving the Black Man in 'To Kill a Mockingbird' a Stronger Voice
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, January 31, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 31, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Why TV star Gbenga Akinnagbe's Broadway debut feels so personal and important --- Most wouldn't see a link between stone-cold killer Chris Partlow from HBO's The Wire, flashy pimp-turned-porn-star Larry Brown on HBO's The Deuce and Tom Robinson, a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman in Broadway's To Kill a Mockingbird. But Gbenga Akinnagbe,...
What Does Gen Z Look for In a Musical?
By MATTHEW WEXLER
Wednesday, January 30, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jan 30, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How Be More Chill, The Prom and Dear Evan Hansen are attracting teens and young adults --- "A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have." That mysterious message, used in the promotional materials for Dear Evan Hansen since its 2015 D.C. tryout, immediately captivated teenager...
He May Be British, But He Totally Gets Angry American Men
By MICHAEL MARTIN
Tuesday, January 22, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 22, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
James Macdonald on directing Sam Shepard's True West on Broadway --- Takedowns of toxic masculinity are all the rage these days, but the way it implodes on stage in Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway revival of Sam Shepard's True West is positively cathartic. "What's glorious about this play is that Sam's really prepared to dig into weakness...
The Best Vintage Videos of Carol Channing
Tuesday, January 15, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 15, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
As you've probably already heard, Carol Channing passed away today at the age of 97. Although she made a handful of movies and frequently appeared on TV, the stage was her home. It was where she became a star, and her Broadway credits span more than a half century. Below are five of our favorite vintage clips of the one-of-a-kind, big-eyed, raspy voiced,...
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